Motorway incident: Two arrested over using ATM card of gang-rape victim

Motorway incident: Two arrested over using ATM card of gang-rape victim

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The police forces have made another progress in the motorway gang-rape case by arrested two men who had allegedly used ATM card of the victimised woman.

Police said that both men had attempted to withdraw transaction from ATM card of the gang-rape victim. Sources closer to investigators told that DNA samples of the accused persons have been collected which are being matched with the victim woman.

The results showed that investigators also decided to collect more DNA samples of men from three villages on the outskirts of the crime scene. The source said that investigators are likely to receive some reports today stating that they collected DNA samples from six suspicious men from the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) the day after the incident.

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The police department will send DNA samples of 70 men and rape victims to PFSA, and forensic authorities have purchased special chemicals from Dubai to complete the sampling process.

Earlier in the day, the police also discovered that the woman was robbed after being gang raped on the outskirts of Lahore.

The woman, a resident of Lahore’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA), was on her way along with her children from Lahore to Gujranwala via M-II when she was waylaid and gang-raped in the Gujjarpura area.

According to the police, the gold ring and wrist of the victim were found at the scene. Two unidentified men and her children kidnapped and raped her at gunpoint. The assailant took away 100,000 rupees in cash and other valuables of the victim when he fled.

The police have completed fences in three places and searched villages located within five kilometers of the crime scene. Sources said that at least 14 people were arrested in the rape case.

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